December 8, 1999 - Industry News
A long-awaited proposal to reform the truck driver hours of service rules is finally moving. Last week the Department of Transportation forwarded its comprehensive reform plan to the White House Office of Management and Budget for political and financial review.
December 7, 1999 - Industry News
Dana Corp's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake facility in Morganton, NC, has received the 1999 North Carolina Quality Leadership Award. Only six other organizations in the state have received the award since 1991
Rush Enterprises Inc. has acquired the assets of Peterbilt dealer Norm Pressley's Truck Center, giving it a foothold in southern California.
Yellow Freight System has redesigned its web site to make it easier for customers to access relevant information and manage shipping activity
Citing potential risk to underground sources of drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has imposed new restrictions on Class V injection wells including motor vehicle waste disposal wells, large capacity cesspools, storm water drainage wells, and large capacity septic systems
Transport Logistics Corporation of Manchester, CT will be using Eaton Corp's Fleet Advisor system for its trucking fleet.
CSI-Maximus has introduced a new fleet maintenance software package which combines the power of a mainframe application with the ease of Internet access and offers fixed costs and performance guarantees.
After meeting with port truck drivers from around the country on the weekend, the Teamsters Union says it is committed to organizing these drivers
The Board of Directors of Simon Transportation Services has rejected a possible tender offer for shares of the company's Class A common stock by Jerry Moyes.
Research Frontiers Inc. has licensed it's new anti-glare mirror technology to Global Mirror GmbH & Co. KG.
My head feels full-to overflowing, having just concluded my first nine-hour marathon of what will be three weeks of truck-driving school. In my possession: a 3-inch high stack of manuals plus logbook, and a nifty ruler
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reopened the comment period for its 2004 emissions proposal.
December 6, 1999 - Industry News
AIM NationaLease has purchased the leasing assets of Nor-Cola NationaLease of Denver, CO. The acquisition includes 200 pieces of equipment in two Colorado locations.
Effective July 1, 2000, owners of intermodal equipment in Illinois will be responsible for the roadworthiness of that equipment.
Navistar International has officially moved all of its business groups under the International brand and introduced a new contemporary International logo.
Hino Motors Ltd., Japan's largest truck maker, and Isuzu Motors Ltd. will merge their bus units and may combine truck operations.
The rise of Generation X will have a significant impact on trucking, according to Dick Lanahan, president, Transportation Finance Group for The Associates. He says Gen-Xers have changed traditional, once successful, ways of doing business and he traces today's driver shortage to their reluctance to take less desirable jobs
Just 5 months after it's initial launch, GE Capital Fleet Servies' web ordering site is doing more than $3 million a day in online transactions -- and the company expects that number to triple in the next 6 months
Navistar International Corp. and Brazil's largest engine maker Iochpe Maxion SA have launched a joint venture which will allow production of International engines in Brazil.
The FBI says it will take over the investigation of the shooting of an Overnite Transportation driver if evidence points to Teamsters involvement
December 3, 1999 - Industry News
Western Star Trucks has added three full-service dealers to its North American organization:
Western Star of Dunn, Inc., Dunn, NC; River's Truck Center Inc., Red Lion, PA; and Western Star Trucks of Wichita, KS.
It's a buyer's market for used trucks these days, and the Internet is at least one reason why. The web is being populated with more and more sites that allow you to research specs, check out
The two Best of Show winners at the second annual Bordentown (Petro) Truck Show May 19-21 in Bordentown, NJ, will win an extra special prize. Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be presented to the Best of Show Bobtail and Best of Show Combo winners
The Office of Motor Carrier Safety is offering a free, CD-ROM-based English-Spanish training program about the legal requirements for commercial vehicle drivers and others involved in carrying hazardous materials
Several new laws went into effect last week in North Carolina as the state tries to address its high truck crash rate
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